I set some pretty attainable, realistic goals for 2012. Let's see how they went.
1. New PRS
olympic distance triathlon PR and century ride record. I did do three trail 10ks this year but missed the PR by 38 seconds.
2. Become a Stronger Cyclist
This is a hard goal to quantify but three events stick out in my mind that I think show improvement.
1. Riding every mile in ALC.
2. Breaking the 7 hour mark on a century ride.
3. Shaving time off my 70.3 bike time.
I still have a long way to go - especially when it comes to actually "racing" my bike - but I feel much more comfortable and confident than I ever have.
3. Continue to Explore Trail Running
I really wanted to do a trail half/marathon this year but my IT band had other plans. Regardless, I did run 6 trail 5ks and 10ks and got to explore many of the local trails for the first time. I even managed to take a good fall!
Pro Bono Work - A big, fat fail. I guess setting such a goal when you have only been with a company for three months wasn't the best move. Truth be told, I was kept a lot busier than I expected. Not that I am complaining, I would much rather be busy than not but this left me little time for anything else. I still feel extremely strongly about this but unfortunately the right opportunity has not presented itself.
1. Re-Learn to Knit - Nope, didn't even touch this one. Not that I didn't try, however, the two places I found that offered classes just didn't coincide well with my schedule. It still is something I am going to look into doing this year.
2. Learn to Use My Fancy Camera - I still have so much to learn but I did take a photography class at the end of July and have been reading my Nikon D40 for Dummies book. I also have a million pictures of my dishes when I was practicing indoor/outdoor lighting so I am on the right track.
3. Get Caught Up on My Photo Albums
I am not caught up but I made a lot of progress on my 2009 and 2010 albums. I finished my first race scrapbook, got a good start on my ALC album, and have been tackling a college album project.
4. Limit Online Time
This goal went in spurts. There were times I was good and then would fall back into old habits. I am really working on no computer after 10 pm. I have also worked on really limiting useless "surfing" and try only to be online when there is something specific I am looking for.
All in all, not to bad. 2012 was a great year and I have no regrets how it turned out.